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  1. Mary Anne Clarke (born Mary Anne Thompson; 3 April 1776 – 21 June 1852) was the mistress of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany. Their relationship began in 1803, while he was Commander-in-Chief of the army. Later in 1809, she wrote her memoirs which were published.

  2. Not surprisingly, Mary Anne Clarkes body, fashion choices, and theatricality feature prominently in representations that center on her feminine duplicity and dangerous sexuality. Clarke’s attempts to represent herself as an innocent heroine are parodied through references to her role as a mistress and her desire for fame and luxury.

  3. Daphne du Maurier's novel Mary Anne (1954) is a fictionalised account of the real-life story of her great-great-grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke, née Thompson (1776-1852). It was published by Gollancz in the UK and by Doubleday in the US.

  4. 17 de ago. de 2012 · In 1803 Mary Anne became the kept mistress of Prince Frederick, Duke of York, the second son of King George III and Commander-in-Chief of the British Army. He set her up in a mansion with numerous servants and an allowance of £100 a month (about $5600/month today), but the total cost of the household was roughly five times that.

  5. 5 de dic. de 2023 · Mary Anne Clarke, scandalous mistress of the Duke of York, directed, starred, and costumed her life as if it were an eighteenth-century play. Except it wasn’t. Born to a tradesman in Covent Garden, Clarke used her wit, looks, and charm to work her way up the ranks of British society, eventually hooking up with one of the Royal sons.

  6. Mary Anne Clarke. primary name: primary name: Clarke, Mary Anne. other name: other name: Thompson, Mary Anne. Details. individual; British; Female. Life dates. 1776-1852. Biography. Mistress of Frederick, Duke of York, from about 1803-06.

  7. Laura Engel, Professor of English, Duquesne University, considers the dichotomy of how Mary Anne Clarke, mistress of the Duke of York in the first decade of the nineteenth century, was portrayed–both in the beauty of the stylish pictures and the virulent, cruel attacks mounted by the caricature.